“Oh yeah, I looked at him in his face. I kicked him, right in the middle of his face.” A Richmond California teen, Victor Martin, shares the scary account of being attacked by a grizzly bear during a camping trip in Alaska.
“He was done after that, K.O. You don’t mess with me.,” said the 18 year-old who was welcomed home to hugs, kisses and cheers from this entire family. We would have never expected this to happen, not to our brother,” said Martin’s sister.
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The bear attacked the group of six teens who were part of an education course sponsored by the Outdoor Leadership School, According to Martin, the teens were lined up, about to cross a river in the mountains in the north of Anchorage Alaska, , when they were surprised by the bear.
Martin was one of three students attacked, but he was the only one with the courage to fight the bear off. The other teens were injured badly and unable to walk. Martin, who also suffered a deep bite wound to his ankle, was able to help the other students stay comfortable and safe, until help arrived eight hours later.
“You know the whole time I’m worried what if the bear comes back,” Martin said. “There are two people who can’t walk and I’m limping.”
Lucky to be alive, Martin believes he had divine intervention that helped saved his and his friend’s lives. “It’s not my time, I still have a lot to do, a lot to accomplish, and I think that man up there, agrees.” Martin said while pointing and looking up to the heaven’s above.